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Meall na Teanga
by bootsandpaddles » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:07 pm
Munros included on this walk: Meall na Teanga
Date walked: 03/07/2011
Time taken: 6 hours
Distance: 17 km
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We walked up through the forest and emerged into open country. Climbing over the stile we found a place to put the tent up right by the river. Not too many midges surprisingly. We set off at about 8am the next day (the midges had got the message out that we were there by this time!) and walked along to the bridge over the Abhainn Chia-aig. From there on the path was rather vague and somewhat boggy as we made for the ruin at Fedden. The river crossing looked fairly straight forward but I was surprised as Katie, who usually makes a bit of a meal of these things, pushed past to cross first. “I wasn’t going to cross there” I ventured seconds before there was a splosh as she slid off a stepping stone! “Very refreshing” she declared, putting a positive spin on it.
Then off we went across the bog to the foot of the southwest ridge of Sron a’Choire Ghairbh. This looked incredibly steep – no wonder I was a bit tired after going up there! We carried on towards Cam Bealach debating (arguing???) over the best route to take. We gained the bealach between Meall Dubh and Meall na Teanga before we came to blows over it (she gets all grumpy if I don’t agree with her!) and had a bit of a sit down. A clear path leads from there up to the cairn at the summit of Meall na Teanga and we were rewarded with amazing views of the Ben, Fort William (it looks such a nice place form that distance!), the Grey Corries etc etc.
The walk along to Meall Coire Lochain was splendid and then it was easy walking round to Meall Odhar from which we descended to the tent through an amazing display of wild flowers. Lunch was followed by the walk out, most of which is downhill. Then disaster struck - they had sold out of ice creams in the Spar in Spean Bridge!
by retrogear » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:07 pm
bootsandpaddles wrote:From there on the path was rather vague and somewhat boggy as we made for the ruin at Fedden.
So, how boggy is "somewhat boggy"? - The bog reports of that route put me off, so I decided to do the hill from Clunes. The Leac Chorrach approach was horrible. Did you find Gleann Cia-aig ok?
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by bootsandpaddles » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:10 pm
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